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Best Country to Live in?
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Posted 7/2/10 , edited 7/2/10

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I'm only saying "It has a lot of human rights". I am saying that they have a lot of human rights, so does many other countries. I am simply comparing Canada to other countries with poor human rights.


And all I'm saying is that Those rights need to be defended. The G20 was an example of how quickly our government could turn Canada or a portion of it into a police state.

and the not withstanding clause (READ the G@#$# D@#$#ed charter of rights and freedoms PLEASE) means they can do it without Canadians having any recourse in the courts.

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canada deffnitley, i came to canada when i was a child, im not saying canada because im living here,its because canada is a multicultural country, believe it or not you see more immigrants den canadians(white pple) here. everyone's really respectful towards eachother, we all celebrate different culture's holidays together,i cannot tell you how much i love it here.
i been to other countries too,germany...hated it,there so disrespectful towards the immigrants,they treat you like trash,my aunt lives there and she was telling me how sometimes the germans swear at the immigrants infront of em and tell them to go back to there country.
also sweden my bestfriend lived there for a few years and she hated it,america isnt bad, but there is alot of racisim.
i think canada is the best country to LIVE in, about education to be honest i dont think canada is the best i would either go to america or london for education and once i get it i would go back to canada.
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shitlesslovesu wrote:

canada deffnitley, i came to canada when i was a child, im not saying canada because im living here,its because canada is a multicultural country, believe it or not you see more immigrants den canadians(white pple) here. everyone's really respectful towards eachother, we all celebrate different culture's holidays together,i cannot tell you how much i love it here.
i been to other countries too,germany...hated it,there so disrespectful towards the immigrants,they treat you like trash,my aunt lives there and she was telling me how sometimes the germans swear at the immigrants infront of em and tell them to go back to there country.
also sweden my bestfriend lived there for a few years and she hated it,america isnt bad, but there is alot of racisim.
i think canada is the best country to LIVE in, about education to be honest i dont think canada is the best i would either go to america or london for education and once i get it i would go back to canada.


I think for most Canadians. (and by that I mean anyone who Qualifies for a Canadian passport) The only thing we REALLY want collectively from immigrants is that they leave the violent shit at home. Where I shop the Halal meat is right next to the Kosher deli isle. everyone get's along. or at least pretends to in public. Which is good enough for me. you cannot legislate feelings. just behaviour.




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Japan!

My reasons are simple, though - I always loved the rich and refined culture of the Japanese, subcultures, fashion, and I always loved Japanese manga/anime. I don't care if it's a hard life there in reality, or if there are better places in the world... For me, it's always Japan, ichiban!

I have family living there, actually... and I'm hoping they take me for a vacation some time.
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nice topic lol
japan XD
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52 / F / Atlanta GA
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Posted 8/1/10
As of now Ice Land has such economic problem's I pretty sure it at the bottom of the list. Trust the UN it like trusting a Politician or consumer reports on Car. Like I give a dame were a cup holder is if the motor in not up to the job how can you take these Clones seriously.
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I plan on staying in Canada and visiting other countries just for vacation
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yay usa~
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I still prefer the US since its my home country, you just have to pick the right state to live in so you don't get called out by racist red necks, also we still have a pretty bad health care system which is a good reason not to live here.
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FroMann wrote:

I still prefer the US since its my home country, you just have to pick the right state to live in so you don't get called out by racist red necks, also we still have a pretty bad health care system which is a good reason not to live here.


You sound more optimistic than I do.

I figure the USA will be indistinguishable from a hypothetical middle-of-the-road Iron Curtain nation or Latin American country in 20 years. Constant war between criminals and federales, crippling taxes on what remains of the professional class that are always mysteriously evaded by the very rich, power in the hands of populist dictators and career appartchiks. No reliable power, water, transportation, food, fuel supplies. I don't think it matters which of our puppet political parties are in charge. The debt is too big, more than half the population don't even pay federal income taxes (How does that work out in a democracy? Won't 51% of the people just vote to steal everything from the other 49%?), the education level is very low, real incomes haven't risen in 20 years -- yet peoples' homes, cars, waistlines, and senses of entitlement are twice as big. At some point the national debt will need to be monetized leading to hyperinflation. Meanwhile, we blow all our remaining soft diplomatic and hard military power invading random nations to, uh, do something? I would say something good about our civil rights, but I think the PATRIOT Act and "wars" on "drugs" and "terror" will elminate those by that point.

I hope I'm dead or have left by then. Don't really care which at this point.

The US health care system isn't that bad if you don't expect someone else to pay for your health care... Wait, I take that back, it's neither set up to be economic or provide efficient care (but you can still get about the some of the best care here, in a really inefficient manner), but I just do not like the idea of universal health care coverage without asking people to save and contribute on their own. Sorry, I don't see why I should have to pay for someone else's health care; no one will ever convince me of that (please don't try, waste of all our time -- consider me a bad evil person if it makes y'all feel better).

People in (non-European style) nations without national health care, you know, save money to cover health care costs because it's unrealistic to ask insurance to cover everything. And almost no one anywhere else in the world inflicts as much damage on their bodies by smoking, overeating, and driving everywhere -- then goes and whines until they get another heart stent for free. Or expects heroic efforts at immense expense from Medicare to keep them alive stuffed full of tubes in a hospital for another 3 months at age 80. Everyone also ignores the fact that other nations have cheap drugs because they blackmail the pharmas into providing them on the cheap or just go and make illegal generics -- the US consumer is mostly forced to pay the entire R&D bill for new drugs. Everyone else gets in for free; thanks, guys. Oh, wait, people in other places also save money for retirement, too! Brilliant!

Alas, saving money is a concept utterly alien to most of us Americans. Why worry about our inevitable old age expenses when we can buy a new giant home theater system at a bland big box store on store credit, eat at a fattening and grotesque fast casual chain paid for with a credit card, watch a vapid movie in a suburban megaplex (credit card), and then drive our expensive fuel-inefficient vehicle (0% auto loan) to our giant suburban McMansion (subprime loan if we had bad credit, some complicated ARM for an even bigger house if we had good credit)? Then look at our student debt bill. Oh, and the only reason most of that stuff is there anyway is because of massive government spending, subsidies, or bailouts (e.g. to the automaker's union) on top of our giant private debt bill. I feel sick after typing all this.
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Newsweek just ranked the top 100 nations. The U.S. was 11th, Japan tenth and Finland first. With #s 2-9 being mostly E.U. nations. So I'll go with Finland
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The ideal country to live in dose not exist. little to no government tax only on new items purchased food and clothing exempt strong defense and every one takes care of themselves and there own family. Education you pay the schools you want your children to go to, non of this public school system AKA Government ran Education. I would set it up as a real republic better than the US constitution I would makes sure all people have the right to owe land and the pursuit of happiness. The right to weapons in case the government get out of control.If you fall on hard times look to friends family but not the government.
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Posted 8/21/10
Canada or Finland
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tarakelly wrote:

The ideal country to live in dose not exist. little to no government tax only on new items purchased food and clothing exempt strong defense and every one takes care of themselves and there own family. Education you pay the schools you want your children to go to, non of this public school system AKA Government ran Education. I would set it up as a real republic better than the US constitution I would makes sure all people have the right to owe land and the pursuit of happiness. The right to weapons in case the government get out of control.If you fall on hard times look to friends family but not the government.


So... back to the good ole Articles of Confederation? Or possibly the US Constitution before Shay's Rebellion was crushed. Or just the grand old Roman Republic, before slavery and the "Punic Curse" started corrupting it. Not that I'm complaining, sounds good to me.

But, yes, I agree, there aren't perfect countries. And, even when there are good ones for a time, they tend to change into something else. Political states, like economic states, are not stable; it's always changing and cyclical. Not that this is a new insight, Aristotle nailed that one.
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Posted 8/21/10
Just to wish that all people had the right to vote for there congress person, I know George Washington would have approved this. Even though he owned slave he wanted to release them but only on his death. back then old style colonial was still the law of the land. A true democracy only makes it for two hundred years then it collapse underneath its own weight. When people think their in-tilde to something just because of the citizenship the government will fall. Medical insurance did not hit until the 40 during WW2 that was a around wage the freeze. I never cared for FDR policy in fact he kept the US in a depression with his policy.
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